Guest Column: Diligence

Exploring Commitment vs Goals: The Power of Persistence, Dedication and Hard Work

Mike Nilson looked out across the room and, quoting Dr. John Berardi, started with a simple premise, “We overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a year.”  Mike,…

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Guest Column: Diligence

To be consistent at anything in life, the characteristic of diligence must be present! To care and act as such, one must have diligence at a foundational level. This characteristic has multiple ways to describe its definition. The partial definition of the word as an “energetic effort” certainly stood out because of its close association with the word “care.”

To show or use diligence at a high level,…

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Guest Column: Diligence

 In life, rarely is anything worth having easily or immediately achieved. Sure, you may experience an immediate reward from time to time—winning the lottery is the obvious example here—but you did not do much, if anything, to earn that reward….

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Valley Guest Column: Diligence

Diligence is defined as persistence, dedication, and hard work. Some may say these qualities are deep-rooted within individuals while others say they are acquired. It is my experience that they are both. People throughout our lives influence the paths we choose through their actions….

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Guest Column: Diligence

 

To be consistent at anything in life, the characteristic of diligence must be present! To care and act as such, one must have diligence at a foundational level. This characteristic has multiple ways to describe its definition….

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Guest Column: Diligence

I am at the tail-end of what can only be described as excruciating rehabilitation process. For those who do not know, I broke my ankle just 8 months ago and to think I would be able to return to play in such a short amount of time was seemingly only a wishful thought back then….

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Diligence…Teaching your kids

Below are a few simple steps from an online resource, Penelope’s Portfolio… to help you teach diligence to your children, grandchildren, or students. For business owners and leaders, try trading out the word “children” below for “employees” or “team members”…these still apply for adults!

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Guest Column: Diligence

Baseball is a game of failure. Hall of Fame hitters fail 70% of the time. However, players don’t see it that way. They see baseball success as the great mountain that needs to be conquered. They revel in the little battles and the opportunity to overcome adversity….

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Guest Column: The Truth about Diligence

“Without diligence, nothing good or interesting can happen.”

Diligence can be defined as: careful and persistent work or effort. This characteristic is very important to me and my life. Without diligence, nothing good or interesting can happen.

I remember the time my dad bought a broken car….

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